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Download as PDF 36074 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 147 / Wednesday, August 2, 2017 / Notices or any loss of ability to control a CMV.’’ Since the January 15, 2013 notice, the Agency has published additional notices granting requests from individuals for exemptions from the regulatory requirement regarding epilepsy found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8). To be considered for an exemption from the epilepsy prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8), applicants must meet the criteria in the 2007 recommendations of the Agency’s Medical Expert Panel (MEP) (78 FR 3069). II. Qualifications of Applicants Shane A. Brackett Mr. Brackett, 43, has a diagnosis of seizure disorder and been seizure-free since 1999. He is compliant with taking his anti-seizure medication. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Brackett receiving an exemption Peter Connors Mr. Connors, 25, has a diagnosis of seizure disorder and been seizure-free since 2009. He is compliant with taking his anti-seizure medication. 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FMCSA recommends that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a phone number in the body of your document so that FMCSA can contact you if there VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 Aug 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The NHTSA announces meetings of NEMSAC and FICEMS to be held consecutively in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area. This notice announces the date, time, and location of the meetings, which will be open to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00149 Fmt 4703 The NEMSAC meeting will be held on August 14, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT, and on August 15, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon EDT. A public comment period will take place on August 14, 2017 between 11:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. EDT and August 15, 2017 between 10:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. EDT. Some NEMSAC subcommittees will meet in the same location on Monday, August 14, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. Written comments for the NEMSAC from the public must be received no later than August 7, 2017. The FICEMS meeting will be held on August 15, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT. A public comment period will take place on August 15, 2017 between approximately 2:40 and 2:55 p.m. EDT. Written comments for FICEMS from the public must be received no later than August 1, 2017. DATES: The meetings will be held at the Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street NW., Washington, DC 20036. Attendees should plan to arrive 10–15 minutes early. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: III. Request for Comments V. Submitting Comments the public, as well as opportunities for public input to the NEMSAC and FICEMS. The purpose of NEMSAC, a nationally recognized council of emergency medical services representatives and consumers, is to advise and consult with DOT and the FICEMS on matters relating to emergency medical services (EMS). The purpose of FICEMS is to ensure coordination among Federal agencies supporting EMS and 9–1–1 systems. Sfmt 4703 Gamunu Wijetunge, U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Emergency Medical Services, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., NTI–140, Washington, DC 20590, Gamunu.Wijetunge@dot.gov or 202–493–2793. Notice of the NEMSAC meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.). The NEMSAC is authorized under Section 31108 of the Moving Ahead with Progress in the 21st Century Act of 2012. The FICEMS is authorized under Section 10202 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tentative Agenda of the National EMS Advisory Council Meeting The tentative NEMSAC agenda includes the following: E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 147 / Wednesday, August 2, 2017 / Notices Monday, August 14, 2017 (8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. EDT) Tentative Agenda of the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS Meeting (1) Opening Remarks/Approval of December 1–2, 2016 Meeting Minutes (2) Federal Liaison Update—Reports and Updates from the Departments of Transportation, Homeland Security, and Health & Human Services (3) Disclosure of Conflicts of Interests by Members (4) NEMSAC Committee Updates and Discussion on Pending Advisories a. Innovative Practices of EMS Workforce b. Patient Care, Quality Improvement and General Safety c. Provider and Community Education (5) Public Comment Period (11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. EDT) (6) Recess for Lunch—11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. EDT (7) Reconvene for 3 Special Presentations—1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. EDT (∼1/2 hour each) a. Doug Kupas, M.D.—‘‘Lights & Siren Use by EMS: Above All Do No Harm’’ b. Daniel Patterson, Ph.D.—‘‘Fatigue in EMS Guidelines’’ c. FDA (TBD)—Pharmaceutical/ Medication Shortages (8) Discussion on NEMSAC 2015–2017 Report—Review of two year’s work As needed, NEMSAC Committees will meet in Breakout Sessions from 4 p.m.–5 p.m.—(on-site and open to the public) Tuesday, August 15, 2017 (1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST) (1) Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks from Dave Fluty, Chair (2) Review and Approval of Executive Summary of December 2, 2016 Meeting (3) Update from the NEMSAC (Vince Robbins, NEMSAC Chair) (4) EMS Agenda 2050 (5) Anthrax Vaccination for First Responders (6) Opioid Overdose Epidemic Update (7) NEMSIS Update (8) NIH Research Update (9) Technical Working Group (TWG) Committee Reports a. Evidence-based Practice and Quality b. EMS Data Standardization and Exchange c. EMS Systems Integration d. Safety, Education, and Workforce (10) Other Emerging Issues in EMS from Federal Agencies and Agency Updates (11) Public Comment Period (approximately 2:40 p.m. EST) (12) Adjourn Registration Information: These meetings will be open to the public; however, pre-registration is requested. Individuals wishing to attend must register online no later than August 7, 2017. For NEMSAC please register at: http://www.cvent.com/d/v5qrzn/4W. For assistance with NEMSAC registration, please contact Susan McHenry at Susan.McHenry@dot.gov or 202–366–6540. For FICEMS please register at: http://www.cvent.com/d/ p5qr2s/4W. For assistance with FICEMS registration, please contact Gamunu Wijetunge at Gamunu.Wijetunge@ dot.gov or 202–493–2793. There will not be a teleconference option for these meetings. Public Comment: Members of the public are encouraged to comment directly to the NEMSAC and FICEMS during designated public comment periods. In order to allow as many people as possible to speak, speakers are requested to limit their remarks to 5 minutes. Written comments from members of the public will be distributed to NEMSAC or FICEMS members at the meeting and should reach the NHTSA Office of EMS no later than August 7, 2017. Written comments may be submitted by either one of the following methods: (1) You may submit comments by email: nemsac@dot.gov or ficems@dot.gov or (2) you may submit comments by fax: (202) 366–7149. sradovich on DSKBCFCHB2PROD with NOTICES Tuesday, August 15, 2017 (8:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon, EDT) (1) Reconvene and Introductions (8:30 a.m.–8:45 a.m. EDT) (2) Special Comments from Designated Federal Official (DFO), Chair and Vice Chair on last meeting of current 2015–2017 NEMSAC Membership and Update on Application Process for 2017–2019 and estimated timeline for Appointments. (8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. EDT) (3) NEMSAC Committee Reports/ Updates/Discussion (9:30 a.m.– 10:30 a.m. EDT) (4) Public Comment Period (10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. EDT) (5) NEMSAC Action on Committee Advisories and NEMSAC 2015– 2017 Report (6) NEMSAC Next Steps and Wrap Up, and Adjourn (11:45 a.m.–12 Noon EDT) VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 Aug 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 36075 A final agenda as well as meeting materials will be available to the public online through www.EMS.gov on or before August 7, 2017. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 35069(c)(2)(A). Issued in Washington, DC, on July 27, 2017. Jeffrey Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2017–16186 Filed 8–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of meeting. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 147 (Wednesday, August 2, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36074-36075]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-16186]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2017-0066]


Federal Advisory Committee National Emergency Medical Services 
Advisory Council (NEMSAC) and Federal Interagency Committee on 
Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS); Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The NHTSA announces meetings of NEMSAC and FICEMS to be held 
consecutively in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area. This notice 
announces the date, time, and location of the meetings, which will be 
open to the public, as well as opportunities for public input to the 
NEMSAC and FICEMS. The purpose of NEMSAC, a nationally recognized 
council of emergency medical services representatives and consumers, is 
to advise and consult with DOT and the FICEMS on matters relating to 
emergency medical services (EMS). The purpose of FICEMS is to ensure 
coordination among Federal agencies supporting EMS and 9-1-1 systems.

DATES: The NEMSAC meeting will be held on August 14, 2017 from 8:30 
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT, and on August 15, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 
Noon EDT. A public comment period will take place on August 14, 2017 
between 11:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. EDT and August 15, 2017 between 10:45 
a.m. and 11:15 a.m. EDT. Some NEMSAC subcommittees will meet in the 
same location on Monday, August 14, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. 
Written comments for the NEMSAC from the public must be received no 
later than August 7, 2017.
    The FICEMS meeting will be held on August 15, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. 
to 3:00 p.m. EDT. A public comment period will take place on August 15, 
2017 between approximately 2:40 and 2:55 p.m. EDT. Written comments for 
FICEMS from the public must be received no later than August 1, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Capital Hilton, 1001 16th 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20036. Attendees should plan to arrive 10-15 
minutes early.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gamunu Wijetunge, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Office of Emergency Medical Services, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., NTI-140, Washington, DC 20590, Gamunu.Wijetunge@dot.gov or 
202-493-2793.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of the NEMSAC meeting is given under 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 
U.S.C. App.). The NEMSAC is authorized under Section 31108 of the 
Moving Ahead with Progress in the 21st Century Act of 2012. The FICEMS 
is authorized under Section 10202 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, 
Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).

Tentative Agenda of the National EMS Advisory Council Meeting

    The tentative NEMSAC agenda includes the following:

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Monday, August 14, 2017 (8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. EDT)

(1) Opening Remarks/Approval of December 1-2, 2016 Meeting Minutes
(2) Federal Liaison Update--Reports and Updates from the Departments of 
Transportation, Homeland Security, and Health & Human Services
(3) Disclosure of Conflicts of Interests by Members
(4) NEMSAC Committee Updates and Discussion on Pending Advisories
    a. Innovative Practices of EMS Workforce
    b. Patient Care, Quality Improvement and General Safety
    c. Provider and Community Education
(5) Public Comment Period (11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. EDT)
(6) Recess for Lunch--11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. EDT
(7) Reconvene for 3 Special Presentations--1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. EDT 
(~1/2 hour each)
    a. Doug Kupas, M.D.--``Lights & Siren Use by EMS: Above All Do No 
Harm''
    b. Daniel Patterson, Ph.D.--``Fatigue in EMS Guidelines''
    c. FDA (TBD)--Pharmaceutical/Medication Shortages
(8) Discussion on NEMSAC 2015-2017 Report--Review of two year's work
As needed, NEMSAC Committees will meet in Breakout Sessions from 4 
p.m.-5 p.m.--(on-site and open to the public)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 (8:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon, EDT)

(1) Reconvene and Introductions (8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. EDT)
(2) Special Comments from Designated Federal Official (DFO), Chair and 
Vice Chair on last meeting of current 2015-2017 NEMSAC Membership and 
Update on Application Process for 2017-2019 and estimated timeline for 
Appointments. (8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. EDT)
(3) NEMSAC Committee Reports/Updates/Discussion (9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. 
EDT)
(4) Public Comment Period (10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. EDT)
(5) NEMSAC Action on Committee Advisories and NEMSAC 2015-2017 Report
(6) NEMSAC Next Steps and Wrap Up, and Adjourn (11:45 a.m.-12 Noon EDT)

Tentative Agenda of the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS Meeting

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 (1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST)

(1) Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks from Dave Fluty, Chair
(2) Review and Approval of Executive Summary of December 2, 2016 
Meeting
(3) Update from the NEMSAC (Vince Robbins, NEMSAC Chair)
(4) EMS Agenda 2050
(5) Anthrax Vaccination for First Responders
(6) Opioid Overdose Epidemic Update
(7) NEMSIS Update
(8) NIH Research Update
(9) Technical Working Group (TWG) Committee Reports
    a. Evidence-based Practice and Quality
    b. EMS Data Standardization and Exchange
    c. EMS Systems Integration
    d. Safety, Education, and Workforce
(10) Other Emerging Issues in EMS from Federal Agencies and Agency 
Updates
(11) Public Comment Period (approximately 2:40 p.m. EST)
(12) Adjourn

    Registration Information: These meetings will be open to the 
public; however, pre-registration is requested. Individuals wishing to 
attend must register online no later than August 7, 2017. For NEMSAC 
please register at: http://www.cvent.com/d/v5qrzn/4W. For assistance 
with NEMSAC registration, please contact Susan McHenry at 
Susan.McHenry@dot.gov or 202-366-6540. For FICEMS please register at: 
http://www.cvent.com/d/p5qr2s/4W. For assistance with FICEMS 
registration, please contact Gamunu Wijetunge at 
Gamunu.Wijetunge@dot.gov or 202-493-2793. There will not be a 
teleconference option for these meetings.
    Public Comment: Members of the public are encouraged to comment 
directly to the NEMSAC and FICEMS during designated public comment 
periods. In order to allow as many people as possible to speak, 
speakers are requested to limit their remarks to 5 minutes. Written 
comments from members of the public will be distributed to NEMSAC or 
FICEMS members at the meeting and should reach the NHTSA Office of EMS 
no later than August 7, 2017. Written comments may be submitted by 
either one of the following methods: (1) You may submit comments by 
email: nemsac@dot.gov or ficems@dot.gov or (2) you may submit comments 
by fax: (202) 366-7149.
    A final agenda as well as meeting materials will be available to 
the public online through www.EMS.gov on or before August 7, 2017.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 35069(c)(2)(A).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 27, 2017.
Jeffrey Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2017-16186 Filed 8-1-17; 8:45 am]
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